Kidney COVID-19 Fund
Your help is needed now, more than ever.
The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana established the Kidney COVID-19 Fund to support urgent needs among our kidney dialysis and transplant patient communities.
who is at risk?
The patients with kidney disease who appear most at risk for COVID-19 are those with a kidney transplant, due to immunosuppression, and those who undergo in-center hemodialysis treatments thrice weekly, due to inability to self-isolate. Patients with kidney disease also have other comorbidities, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, that are risk factors for poor outcomes in COVID-19.
In addition, a significant number of patients going into the hospital to be treated for COVID-19 are coming out as patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney dialysis patients. This healthcare crisis will be a lasting remnant of the Coronavirus pandemic.
You can help ensure support continues and new programs are developed for these populations. Our new programs include:
Transportation assistance to and from dialysis treatments.
Access to high cost nutrition supplements that are necessary to maintain a patient's optimum protein levels.
Coordinated testing and tele-med visits to immunosuppressed transplant patients thereby alleviating travel to and from the three Louisiana transplant centers.
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